I was wondering if you can help me with this please - at random times (but at least once a day), my screen turns black but I can still see and move the mouse. The computer stays switched on and appears to be running fine (sound from music/video is still audible).
When it happens, I could be doing anything - gaming, or just browsing. It has happened even when I'm not using any programs. I have to reboot the PC to make it work again.
On the software side of things, I have installed XP and fully updated it, then installed the latest drivers from the manufacturer's website(s). So everything's fresh on that side of things.
My hardware is all brand new, aside from the hard drive. My hardware spec is as follows:
Monitor: CiBOX TFT 22"
Case: Thermaltake Tsunami Aluminum Case
PSU: OCZ 750w
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120
RAM: 2x 1GB OCZ 1066Mhz DDR3
HD: 500GB (not sure what brand)
Sound: Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Mobo: ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP@n
GFX: Jetway GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB (factory overclocked to 650Mhz)
My hard drive has been having trouble lately - it took 6 minutes for it to load up the installer from a 362mb .exe file. Maybe this is the problem?
Please let me know your thoughts, as I continue testing :)